Day without Art movie: ALVIN AILEY

12/01/2017 - 12:00pm - 3:30pm

December 1 (Friday)
Day without Art movie: ALVIN AILEY
noon & 2 p.m.

Dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey died of AIDS on December 1, 1989—the first global Day without Art, when creative people come together to celebrate the lives of friends and colleagues lost to HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day also celebrates the lives of those lost, as well as those who fight against the spread of the virus.

In honor of Day without Art, the Museum is screening twice the movie Lincoln Center: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (110 mins). Included is a performance of Ailey’s Revelations, a stunning, soulful tour de force that draws on African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs, and holy blues. Also featured are Wayne McGregor’s sumptuous Chroma, set to a score by Joby Talbot with orchestrations of songs by the White Stripes; Ronald K. Brown’s Grace, a powerful meeting of modern and West African dance with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis, and Fela Kuti; and Robert Battle’s humorous, high-flying Takademe.